A Better Man

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2017 | 2:15 PM

Illuminating a unique paradigm for domestic-violence prevention, A Better Man offers a fresh and nuanced look at the healing and revelation that can happen for everyone involved when men take responsibility for their abuse. It also empowers audience members to play new roles in challenging domestic violence, whether it’s in their own relationships or as part of a broader movement for social change.

Film Information

Year: 2017
Length: 79 mins

Curriculum Connection

Health 9 and CALM

Cast & Credits

Director: Lawrence Jackman and Attiya Khan

UN Goal


Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls


Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.

Christine Berry and Marcus Cheung | Calgary Counselling Centre

Christine Berry, Registered Psychologist has extensive experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups in the area of family violence. She has worked extensively in the non-profit sector as a therapist, educator, supervisor, researcher and program director. She received her Masters of Science in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary in 1996, obtained registration as a psychologist within the province of Alberta in 2001 and has been the Director of Family Violence Prevention Initiatives at the Calgary Counselling Centre since 2005. She has worked in the field of family violence for the past 17 years, beginning her career as a crisis line volunteer at the Distress Centre and working as a Group Facilitator at the Sheriff King Home. She has taught abuse prevention education, crisis intervention and domestic violence seminars to both professional and non-professional groups. She has been involved in the development of numerous community programs including the Men’s Domestic Conflict Help Line, the Male Domestic Abuse Outreach Program and Homefront. She is a member of over a dozen community committees in the area of family violence, supervises and trains student interns and residents, and oversees the delivery of the family violence treatment program. In 2008, she received the Jerry Selinger Award and the Canadian Group Association Creative Group Programming Award.

Marcus Cheung is the Male Domestic Abuse Outreach Program Coordinator at the Calgary Counseling Centre. He has a Masters of Social Work - Clinical Stream, and has worked extensively serving men and boys and other vulnerable populations. In his current role at the Calgary Counseling Centre, he sits on numerous committees that focus on family violence prevention, including Calgary Domestic Violence Collective, East Calgary Family Violence Collaborative, Alberta Men's Network, and the CPS Sexuality and Gender Diversity Chef's Advisory Board. His practice experience also includes working with the RCMP and military populations who are affected by post-traumatic stress and other mental health conditions.